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Irsay irritated with Manning contract delay

Posted on: March 21, 2011 10:07 pm
 
Irsay, Manning Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Colts owner Jim Irsay will pay QB Peyton Manning the franchise tag fee of $23 million for next season, and the two were working toward a long-term deal that, by all indications, was going to make him the highest-paid NFL player in history.

Yet, the two sides couldn’t reach an agreement before the NFL owners locked out the players, so for now, the contract is up in the air (and, depending on what happens with a new CBA, which might or might not allow franchise tags (though it probably will), where Manning plays next season also is up in the air. Theoretically, at least).

Irsay talked with reporters today in New Orleans during the first day of owners meetings, and when asked why the Colts couldn’t get done a deal with Manning, Irsay responded by saying they needed to ask Manning’s agent the same question.

“It should get done," Irsay said, via Comcast Sports New England. "If you ask me, it should have gotten done. You'll have to ask Tom Condon why it's not done."

Irsay has said in the past that he’ll make Manning the highest-paid QB in the world (for now, that honor belongs to New England’s Tom Brady, who got a four-year, $72 million extension), so assuming he’s already offered a larger contract than what Brady got at the beginning of last season, you have to wonder how high the ceiling is for Condon and Manning.

Maybe Irsay is wondering the same thing.

"It should get done," he said. "I would have thought it would have been done already. But these things get done when they do."

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Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: March 21, 2011 11:34 pm
 

Irsay irritated with Manning contract delay

Is there a connection between the Colts' inability to arrive at a contract with Peyton and Peyton Manning's role as one of the plaintiffs in the anti-trust lawsuit?  I don't know but it is hard to believe that it is just a coincidence.



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: March 21, 2011 11:26 pm
 

Irsay irritated with Manning contract delay

I'm sure he would have loved to have made Peyton the highest paid player before the lockout.  I;m sure Manning would love a bundle of money, but I think winning is more on his mind.  The Colts have many issues that need to be addressed to become a great team again.  I don't think they can recover in Mannings window of time, certainly if the give him the farm, and have no money left for anyone else.  I know he wants to finish with the Colts, but the facts are if he does another ring is not likely!  This is a tough spot to be in for a future HOF qb, who wants to do the right thing.  He is one of the few who has a big heart, and it might keep himwith only 1 ring.


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